The Lee’s Summit North boys tennis team carried the momentum from winning its own doubles tournament Wednesday and rolled to a 8-1 win over Raymore-Peculiar Thursday at home in a Suburban Big Six Conference matchup.
The Broncos swept all three doubles matches as Joe Hammerly and Nick Mathis won 8-1 in the No. 1 match, Lukas Parrish and Michael Welsh won 8-4 at No. 2 and Grant Idoux and AJ Maupin won 8-5 at No. 3.
In singles play, Hammerly won 6-2, 6-0; Mathis won 6-0, 6-0; Parrish won 6-2, 6-0; Welsh won 6-2, 6-0; and Idoux won 6-0, 6-0.
“Really solid play for how windy the conditions were,” North coach Stu Reece said. “It is a good time of the year to play our best tennis.”
OAK PARK 5, WILLIAM CHRISMAN 4: The Bears have been in many close matches, and they've come up short in a handful of them.
That was the case Thursday as they lost to the Northmen.
The No. 2 team of Jordan Twenter and Brandon Kuhlman won 8-5 for Chrisman’s only doubles win. In singles, No. 2 Adam Hamilton won 10-5, No. 3 Twenter won 10-6 and No. 4 Kuhlman won 10-7.
No. 6 player Tom Beem fell in a close match, 10-8. The No. 1 doubles team of Sam Hawley and Hamilton and the No. 3 duo of Jakob Scott and Sam Foster both fell 8-6.
"We have only had a couple of rout losses on the season,” Chrisman coach Jason Grubb said. “However, these close 5-4 team losses over the past couple of weeks have been wearing us out. Both of the No. 1 and No. 3 doubles teams had so many chances to finish points, but we really struggled to adjust to the wind and then Tom's match just fell short at the end. I can't say enough about how fun my group is and how hard they're working, but we are just a little short on the winning results."
Chrisman’s junior varsity team also lost 5-4.